Elections and Voter Information

Upcoming Elections

 

 

Election DateVoter RegistrationVote-by-Mail
Ballot Request
Completed Ballots,
Including Vote-by-Mail Ballots

August 7, 2018 

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Senate District 32 - Special General Election

 

Online or Postmark by
July 23, 2018

or

You can “conditionally” register and vote at your county elections office after the 15-day voter registration deadline.

Must arrive by
July 31, 2018
Personally delivered ballots: Must be delivered
by close of polls on August 7, 2018;
Mailed ballots: Must be postmarked on or before
August 7, 2018, and received by your county
elections office no later than August 10, 2018.

November 6, 2018

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

General Election

Online or Postmark by
October 22, 2018

or

You can “conditionally” register and vote at your county elections office after the 15-day voter registration deadline.

Must arrive by
October 30, 2018
Personally delivered ballots: Must be delivered
by close of polls on November 6, 2018;
Mailed ballots: Must be postmarked on or before
November 6, 2018, and received by your county
elections office no later than November 9, 2018.

June 5, 2018, Statewide Direct Primary

California Voter's Choice Act

The California Voter’s Choice Act is a new law (PDF) passed in 2016 that will modernize elections in California by allowing counties to conduct elections under a new model which provides greater flexibility and convenience for voters.

This new election model allows voters to choose how, when, and where to cast their ballot by:

  • Mailing every voter a ballot
  • Expanding in-person early voting
  • Allowing voters to cast a ballot at any vote center within their county

Election Video Resources

Election Video Resources

Vote California Mobile Apps

A Mobile Tool for Voting Information

The Vote California App was developed and launched by the California Secretary of State, The Pew Charitable Trusts and California counties, to connect voters with the essential information they need to cast their ballots.

 

Get it on Google Play

Elections Contact

Register to Vote

Elections Division
1500 11th Street, 5th Floor
Sacramento CA 95814
Phone: (916) 657-2166
Fax:(916) 653-3214
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
(excluding state holidays

Email Elections Division Staff

Voter Hotlines

  • (800) 345-VOTE (8683) - English
  • (800) 232-VOTA (8682) - español / Spanish
  • (800) 339-2857 - 中文 / Chinese
  • (888) 345-2692 - हिन्दी / Hindi
  • (800) 339-2865 - 日本語 / Japanese
  • (888) 345-4917 - ខ្មែរ / Khmer
  • (866) 575-1558 - 한국어 / Korean
  • (800) 339-2957 - Tagalog
  • (855) 345-3933 - ภาษาไทย / Thai
  • (800) 339-8163 - Việt ngữ / Vietnamese
    (800) 833-8683 - TTY/TDD